After just three episodes, NBC canceled their new TV series “The Playboy Club” as a result of low ratings and viewer outrage, drawing praise from many family organizations and faith-based groups that avidly sought to “close the club.”

The drama, based on the chain of Playboy nightclubs started by Hugh Hefner in the 1960s, drew strong opposition before it even premiered on Sept. 19, foreshadowing a dismal future.

Though the first episode debuted to 5 million viewers, the ratings fell dramatically thereafter, eventually leading producers to cut the show – the first cancellation of the new fall season.

Groups like Morality in Media and the Parents Television Council worked aggressively to bring what they believed to be a demeaning and pro-porno show to an end quickly.

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